Jenna Leggette's Blog Posts

Jenna Leggette's Blog Posts

Advice For First Time Home Buyers
Word on the street is that the Philly real estate market is a great place for first time buyers. And by “street”, I mean “brunch table with some slightly more established fri...

RLG Welcomes You To Fitler Square
Neighborhood Name: Fitler Square                                         &n...

Tips For Selling A Flipped House
Home improvement shows such as "Property Brothers" and "Flip or Flop" have got lots of DIYers romanticizing the idea of buying a fixer-upper, putting their ...

Where To Get A Cup Of Coffee In Fishtown
I don't know about you, but when I go somewhere new, the first question I have is, "Where can I get a cup of coffee?" For all of you caffeine junkies out there, we're on a mission ...

Things To Know Before Buying A Fixer Upper
In recent years, HGTV has got lots of DIYers romanticizing the idea of buying a fixer-upper and putting their own design twist on it. And without a doubt, buying one ...

Supporting Small Businesses Root Restaurant And Wine Bar
The Reilly Leggette Group is a big fan of small businesses. As such, we try to make it a point to support and promote the small businesses in our city. This time, we are singi...

Family Friendly Fun In Fishtown
Philadelphia neighborhoods offer a multitude of bars, restaurants, and nightlife culture. But finding daytime activities and outings suitable for the whole family can be a bit...

How To Save Money When Working With A Pro
You've researched which home improvements will add the most value to your home.  And after thinking long and hard about whether to DIY or hire a professional, y...

How To Save Money When You Do It Yourself
After following our three steps, you've decided to tackle that home improvement project yourself. Hey man, good for you! Here are some fairly simple and straight-forward ways ...

Feeling Good In Fishtown With Amrita Yoga
We are so proud of our client, Heather Rice! Heather is the lead yoga teacher, massage therapist, and owner of Amrita Yoga in Fishtown.WHERE IS IT?Amrita Yoga and Wellness, located...

Fireworks In Philly
Wawa Welcome America! Party on the Parkway Nobody does the 4th of July quite like Philadelphia, America's birth place. And nothing says Philly quite like the Philade...

Fourth Of July Weekend In Philly
The agents at the Reilly Leggette Group pride themselves on helping you find your dream home in our town. So what better time for us to show off our Philly knowledge...

Home Improvement DIY Or Hire A Pro
With HGTV, Pinterest, and Youtube, there is no shortage of resources for finding tips, tricks, and tutorials for tacking your home improvement project. But just because you can d...

Home Improvements That Really Add Value
Buying a home is one of the most straight forward ways to get started investing in real estate. It's like creating a savings account; a savings account that you can live in an...

RLG Welcomes You To Fishtown
Neighborhood Name: Fishtown                                            ...

How To Get Started Investing In Real Estate
One of the best ways to invest in your future and begin building wealth is by investing in real estate. But let’s face it, even the term “investing in real estate” can be p...

Schooling You On The Magnet Schools
What is a Magnet School? Part of the public school system, Magnet schools operate under the administration of the school board. What makes them unique is that each individual ma...

Schooling You On Charter Schools
What is a Charter School? Charter schools are public schools with private oversight. The PA Coalition of Public Charter Schools defines charter schools as "public, nonsectaria...

Schooling You On The Waldorf Schools
What is a Waldorf School? Based on the educational philosophies of Rudolph Steiner, Waldorf Schools are divided into three major stages of child development:1.) Early childhoo...

Memorial Day Weekend In Philly
At the Reilly Leggette Group, we pride ourselves on helping you find your dream home in our town. So what better time for us to show off our Philly knowledge than going i...

Schooling You On The Montessori Schools
Schooling You on The Montessori SchoolsWhat is a Montessori School? Based on the educational approached developed by Maria Montessori, the Italian physician and educator, Montessor...

A Room Of A Different Color
There's no easier way to breathe new life into a room than by adding fresh coat of paint. Oh, but what color? Ah, the age old question. We've been around the we...

Buying Vs Renting In Queen Village
Fun Fact: You can buy an affordable condo in the city for the same price, if not less, than renting.True story.Take for example this adorable condo in Queen Village located on Ba...

Surviving Toyland
Who knew toys could be such a nightmare? Anyone who has ever stepped on a Lego, that's who. Our spring decluttering tips suggested limiting the number of rooms where...

Schooling You On The Friends Schools
One of the benefits of living in the Philadelphiaarea is that options are endless for pretty much everything. From restaurants to shoppingto schools, there is no shortage of pla...

The Best Mortgage Blog EVER Vol 7
Last time on The Best Mortgage Blog EVER, I went into depth explaining the differences between the most common types of mortgage loans. So, picking up where we left off…The exa...

Once Upon A Condominium
Last time on The Best Mortgage Blog EVER, I was telling you about how I had just gotten the numbers I had been waiting for—how much I can afford to spend on my first home. I wo...

Spring Clean And Declutter
A quick Google search of the word “declutter” will result in an article or seven about how decluttering your environment is good for the mind, body, and soul (and you know if...

DIY Staging Tips
In the wildest dreams of every seller, there are endless funds to hire fabulous professional stagers to make your house the belle of the real estate ball. But in reality, it may no...

The Best Mortgage Blog EVER Vol 6
Last time, on The Best Mortgage Blog EVER, I had spoken with Chad over at Quicken Loans. And while Chad was very friendly and knowledgeable, I had decided that I felt a better co...

Hire A Pro Or Do It Yourself
Last week, we talked about the benefits of staging your house for sale and concluded that it’s a pretty good idea. Now the real question: Should you hire a professional or ...

The Best Mortgage Blog EVER Vol 5
Last time on The Best Mortgage Blog EVER, I had spoken with a representative at Philadelphia Mortgage Advisors (PMA). We had walked through the pre-qualification process (we won...

The What And Whys Of Home Staging
WHAT IT IS:In the off chance that you’ve never heard of Home Staging, here's the scoop: it is the process of preparing a home for sale by depersonalizing, de-cluttering, editing ...

The Best Mortgage Blog EVER Vol 4
Last time on The Best Mortgage Blog EVER, I had received some recommendations from the ladies at RLG. Based on their advice, I first put in a call to Angela Tobin with Philadelph...

One Mans Trash
Maybe you’re moving into to a smaller space. Or maybe you’re just spring cleaning. Whatever the case, I’m willing to bet you have a big pile of stuff you’ve decided you kno...

The Best Mortgage Blog EVER Vol 3
Last time, on The Best Mortgage Blog EVER, I broke it down and explained the differences between the various types of lenders. When choosing a lender, there are a number of diffe...

A Place For Everything
One of the biggest challenges of living in a small space is figuring out where to put all of your stuff. But even the smallest of spaces is filled with opportunities for storage....

The Best Mortgage Blog EVER Vol 9
Last time on The Best Mortgage Blog EVER, we discussed interest rates and how to get your interest rated locked in. I have been working with my mortgage advisor, Angela, on crunc...

The Best Mortgage Blog EVER Vol 8
Last time on The Best Mortgage Blog EVER, I worked with my lender to crunch some numbers in order to determine how much I could afford to pay up front for both a down payments an...

The Best Mortgage Blog EVER Vol 2
Last time, on The Best Mortgage Blog EVER, we discussed that when thinking about buying real estate, first things first, you need to figure out what you can afford to spend. And ...

The Upside Of Downsizing
If you’ve turned on HGTV lately or gone online to look at trends in houses and real estate, probably heard about the Tiny House Movement. As a culture, we are beginning to beli...

The Best Mortgage Blog EVER Volume 1
The Best Mortgage Blog EVER Volume 1- Pre-approved vs. Pre-qualifiedI’ve been living (and renting) in Philadelphia for almost fourteen years. And while I’ve always been afraid...


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